Eli5: Every year Europe experience deadly heat waves. Why isn’t there a production campaign of Air conditioners during the off season?

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Eli5: Every year Europe experience deadly heat waves. Why isn’t there a production campaign of Air conditioners during the off season?

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Because air conditioning makes the climate worse in the long run ?

15 years ago it didn’t really get this warm, I remember getting school free when it hit 32°C which really isn’t possible anymore (Germany). Plus if I’d get an AC that’d increase the energy use in my apartment by at least 150% which I’d then have to pay for in some way.

There’s a weird sort of backlash against AC around the world.

Heating, in most places, is considered essential and you’ll see governments are often enacting hefty subsidies for gas and other fossil fuels to keep people warm in winter.

Comparatively AC, even though it’s increasingly just as essential (as you mentioned, these heat waves are deadly), uses much less energy than heating and can be powered by renewables (which are often in excess on sunny days), is seen as the devil and discouraged.